Constitution

Email Doodlings – “US House Declares Obama Amnesty “Null and Void…” Yawn….

by Skip December 4, 2014

Yawn and yawn again.  As we have intimated before, some of our best (and snarkiest!) conversation are not here on GraniteGrok but in our (closed) email group of Groksters.  Occasionally, some of it comes out – and here is one of them as I pretty much took exception to the message of Steve’s post:  US […]

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“This body is becoming less and less relevant”

by Skip November 29, 2014

 “It strikes me that the Law can require action or forbid action…Mr. Lazurus, is the Chief Executive constitutionally capable of ignoring both categories of law”? You can’t stop a governmental bully by doing nothing…there has to be the ability to “punch them in the nose – hard”. (H/T: Independent

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Do you think Government telling kids their Rights come from Government is a problem?

by Skip November 26, 2014

In many countries, that would be true.  But we aren’t most countries (at least, not yet) – it is clear that our radical Founding Fathers determined that our Rights pre-exist the formation of Government (e.g., I didn’t happen to be safe from illegal search and seizure or posses the self-defense rights simply because the Constitution […]

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Executive Amnesty – is the GOP going to fight Obama or is this another “Don’t make real waves” Kabuki theater on their part?

by Skip November 20, 2014

This recent election saw more elected Republicans voted into office, top to bottom, than any time since Herbert Hoover.  Each and every poll that I have seen said why – just like in 2010 only louder and more angrily – stop Obama. They kicked the Dems out of more state legislatures and governerships than ever, sending […]

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Really, that’s what they think Gene Chandler should do as NH Speaker?

by Skip November 13, 2014

NH State Rep. Debra DeSimone (R): “The Constitution is a guideline” NH State Rep. Sandra Keans (R, now D): “I don’t try to justify anything by the Constitution, it’s not my job and I don’t want to do it”.   This caught my eye from Steve’s post where a number of Establishment Republicans lined up […]

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Bill O’Brien: a good characterization

by Skip November 13, 2014

On the NH Speaker of the House: Bill O’Brien is the clear choice here, and the only real leader and servant of the people among the three, and the only one with our Republican values and Constitution tattooed on his chest. (H/T: Dan)

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Michael Boldin- Tenth Amendment Center on GrokTALK!

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2014
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Michael Boldin from the Tenth Amendment Center joins us to talk recent elections election results — not candidates but issues; state’s rights issues. We talk about why the Federal government needs states to enforce federal law but that the Feds can’t force them to do it.  James Madison’s steps for dealing with Unwarrantable Acts against […]

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Priorities – Failed Green Energy boondoggle Solyndra or an Ebola Vaccine

by Skip October 30, 2014

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”            – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Remember what Obama said when you go to the […]

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Vindication for Erick Erickson’s Obama Theorem? Prof. Thomas Sowell and another look.

by Skip October 19, 2014

“In other words, the safety of the American people takes second place to the goal of helping people overseas.” “…may be overlooking the possibility that he has different priorities than the protection of the American people and America’s interests as a nation“ To recap: Erick Erickson’s Obama theorem: The world will be more safe if […]

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From a lesbian mayor suing Pastors for their sermons; now Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is suing Ministers for practicing their faith??

by Skip October 18, 2014

There is no “tolerance” in the militant gay movement – there can only be acceptance (even if forced). President Obama’s Obamacare Mandate is forcing Christian companies to provide abortifaciants in their healthcare policies against their religious beliefs and conscious – this is Tyranny in which Government decides what thought is allowed – and what is […]

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GrokTALK! Round Table – Kool Aid And Constitutions…

by Steve MacDonald October 3, 2014
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In Segment three we have a round table discussion covering the flavor of the local Kool Aid®, the bi-partisanship of source documents, TV news and your blood pressure, lefties looking for real progressives for president, how conservatives have already lost the election for Republicans, and more…(30 min) Listen to or Download the full podcast on […]

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Notable Quote – Jacob Hornberger

by Susan Olsen October 3, 2014

“Contrary to popular opinion, the Constitution was not – and is not – a grant of rights to the citizenry. Instead, the Constitution is a “barbed-wire entanglement” designed to interfere with, restrict, and impede government officials in the exercise of political power.”

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Comment Doodlings – Life, Abortion, The Constitution, And Truth

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2014
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Under Skip’s ongoing updates about the GOP Platform (not being updated), the subject of abortion, naturally, came up.  One comment took a familiar tack: Life may start at conception, but the fact is that the child’s life is not covered by the Constitution until its born and hits American soil. What the mother of an […]

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Souter and O’Conner – Constitutionally Speaking?

by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2014
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Is this the Constitutional equivalent of asking despots to weigh in on the enforcement of Human Rights issues in other countries (c/o their appointment by other ‘experts’ to bodies like the UN Human Rights commission)? On Wednesday, September 17, MHS students and staff participated in the second annual Constitutionally Speaking initiative at the Capitol Center […]

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Data Point – Constitutional fact that Democrats keep getting wrong

by Skip September 17, 2014

Over and over again, they keep calling American by the wrong attribute.  Wouldn’t it actually be nice to see them get it right once in a while?  “Course not – not a freaking chance they’d get it write as it would remind them that there is supposed to be a check on Government’s power: Nowhere […]

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US Senator Grassley: That’s what Progressives think…hate the Constitution

by Skip September 16, 2014

When Pres Obama says I hv pen and ph if Congress won't I will he's like the Roosevelts he considers Constitution a nuisance — ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) September 15, 2014 And the Roosevelts and Obama are not the only ones; from my Progressives and the Proper Role of Government post, let me remind you that we […]

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NH GOP Anticipation that a Republican Wave is not going to happen? Their command: YOU MUST VOTE!

by Skip September 1, 2014

I’ve been saying it for a while now – no way that I’m betting that 2014 is going to replicate 2010 and a large reason why is, IMHO, that the Establishment Republicans joined with the Democrats in excoriating the TEA Party / Libertarian wing of the Party.  That would be the same people that dragged a […]

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Shades of Ian Underwood – especially when the police start saying it

by Skip August 6, 2014

During the NH anti-gun bills debates, a gentleman by the name of Ian Underwood gave his testimony  to the NH Legislature on what he saw as a large problem in the legislators’ behavior in ignoring their oaths of fidelity to the NH Constitution: The first is that a bill like this undermines respect for the very […]

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Constitutional ‘Expert:’ President Can’t Suspend Deportations By Executive Order

by Steve MacDonald August 4, 2014
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In this clip a constitutional ‘expert’ explains to a Univision audience that (the president) can’t just suspend deportations by executive order. “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case.” This was, admittedly, three years ago, well past the average shelf life of for an […]

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Jus’ sayin’

by Skip July 29, 2014

  My Constitutional Rights are not trumped by your perceived right to feel safe, or any other “social contract” faux right. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)  

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And when one Branch refuses to defend it self via the Constitution? A Crisis

by Skip July 18, 2014

Our ancient pledge to live in a nation of laws means nothing if one party aids the executive in undermining those laws on a whim. — Thomas H. Crown (@ThomasHCrown) July 9, 2014 A Constitutional crisis is when one branch arrogates power to itself and the others are powerless or unwilling to stop it. — […]

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Defund the Federal Highway Fund and return the responsibility (and costs) back to the States.

by Skip July 13, 2014

From Weekend Pundit: David Starr comments on the Federal Highway Trust Fund, its original purpose, and how it is now being used for anything but maintaining our highways. He also has some suggestions about dealing with it now that the money is running dry. Better, would be to shut down the Highway Trust Fund altogether.  Lay […]

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Q1-what would you do if Feds passed a magazine capacity bill?

by Skip July 11, 2014

After Walt Havenstein gave his talk to the Belknap County Republicans, he was willing to participate in a Question and Answer session.  A few were hard questions, some not as hard. Question 1: As NH Governor, what would your response be if the Federal Government passed legislation on maximum magazine capacities? Response (in part): he […]

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Lunatic left compares American practicing 1st and 2nd Amendment Rights to Islamic Jihadist

by Kimberly Morin July 6, 2014

You simply cannot make this stuff up.  A Conservative blogger posted a photo of herself holding an AR-15 and a Bible while standing in front on an American Flag.  Somehow SHE is an extremist according to the facebook page called ‘The Blue Street Journal‘.  It should really be called the left wing lunatic journal but […]

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Another’s observation about “Progressivism”

by Skip July 2, 2014

From Big Government: …The term came into (re)use just as there was a concurrent (what I perceive as) negative shift on the Left. The politically correct generation came on the scene. A brand of leftism associated with political conformity, with hardcore statism, with an antipathy toward a Constitution written by a bunch of white, land-owning, […]

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Hassan, Shaheen and Shea-Porter spew lies about Hobby Lobby ruling

by Kimberly Morin June 30, 2014

Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Hobby Lobby couldn’t be forced by the federal government (under Obamacare) to provide contraception that may cause an abortion.  The case first came up back in 2012 when Hobby Lobby discovered they’d be forced to provide contraception to their employees that goes against their religious […]

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Democrats and the Constitution?

by Skip June 14, 2014

Just like the back row Baptists I’ve known over the years.  Sure, they can rattle off Scripture with the best of them (mostly….ok, some) but come the non-Sunday “life”, one would be hardpressed to tell the difference between them and a run-of-the-mill non-attender.  They may have to mouth the “Letter” but not the “Spirit” or […]

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SB 120 – Money, Speech, and That Which Must Be Inviolably Preserved

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2014
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Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. In the NH Constitution, Part I, Article 22;  Free speech and liberty of the press are essential to the security of freedom in a state: They ought, therefore, to be inviolably preserved. Inviolable: Impregnable to assault or trespass.  Invincible. Essential to the […]

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Nashua Rep Suzanne Vail – “Preserving the NH State Constitution” is ‘A Priority’

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2014
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Suzanne Vail,  Suzanne Mercier Vail, (another Democrat who is clinging to the past and just can’t seem to move “forward” without dragging a hyphenated name along for the ride) is a New Hampshire House Rep from Nashua.  Back on July 31, 2012, the Nashua Patch posted a Bio of the candidate that included this gem. […]

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Disqus Doodlings – The Results of Gubmint Education..

by Mike April 8, 2014

The Las Vegas Review Journal has an article about the Federales rounding up cattle belonging to a rancher whose family had grazed their herd on the same public land in Nevada for generations, because the rancher believed that his longstanding usage pre-empted any attempt by the Bureau of Land Management to impose fees upon a […]

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